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Discussion in 'Radio' started by V.C. Brunswick, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Van & Schenck -- Mandy (1919)



    The Six Jumping Jacks (Harry Reser) -- Pastafazoola (1927)

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    Last edited: Feb 10, 2016
  2. Eddie Cantor -- Making Whoopee (1929)

    [video=youtube;Cbcubbf3pDA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbcubbf3pDA[/video]

    I'm almost embarassed to include this one. :rolleyes:

    Yoko Ono -- Yes, I'm Your Angel (1980)

    [video=youtube;f44IjxR4pOQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f44IjxR4pOQ[/video]
     
  3. vitanola

    vitanola Call Me a Cab

    "Wingy" Mannone's 1930 Tar Paper Stomp sounds a bit familiar:

    [video=youtube_share;MK798RQKyCo]http://youtu.be/MK798RQKyCo[/video]

    It sounds like Fletcher Henderson's 1931 "Hot and Anxious":

    [video=youtube_share;nyfw8gGe33o]http://youtu.be/nyfw8gGe33o[/video]

    Of course, if a gal or a fella was Hot and Anxious, they might also be said, in more polite
    company, in 1939, to be "In The Mood":

    [video=youtube_share;pZtomQS8JkE]http://youtu.be/pZtomQS8JkE[/video]

    Which led to this, halfway across the world in 1951, in Bulowayo, Rhodesia:

    [video=youtube_share;uI6VqzdelLA]http://youtu.be/uI6VqzdelLA[/video]
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2012
  4. Espee

    Espee Practically Family

    Yeah, I had the Cantor/Ono similarity in mind too.
     
  5. Mario Lanza -- E Lucevan Le Stelle
    from Puccini's Tosca (1895-99)

    [video=youtube;50afi2Q4a5Y]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50afi2Q4a5Y[/video]

    Al Jolson -- Avalon (1920)

    [video=youtube;zmaKpp51uzI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmaKpp51uzI[/video]
     
  6. Tito Schipa -- Vivere! (1937)
    (To Live!)

    [video=youtube;YC63wUJl8gw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC63wUJl8gw&feature=related[/video]

    and

    Al Bowlly -- Romany (1939)
     
  7. HodgePodge

    HodgePodge One of the Regulars

    [video=youtube_share;xPZv4NeczdQ]http://youtu.be/xPZv4NeczdQ[/video]

    Is so close to this:
    [video=youtube_share;GQi4jglT0Vo]http://youtu.be/GQi4jglT0Vo[/video]

    that I don't even know how why it's allowed to have a different title.
     
  8. Ben Selvin's Novelty Orchestra -- Dardanella (1919)

    [video=youtube;fIRCJ6m_SlU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIRCJ6m_SlU[/video]

    Hollywood Dance Orchestra -- Mona Vanna (1922)

    [video=youtube;-FOV8NHzS2Y]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FOV8NHzS2Y&feature=related[/video]
     
  9. Swingstrumentals that ARE alike

    In 1933 David Rose, then conductor at WGN-Chicago, penned I've Got "It", first plattered by Jack Teagarden.
    [video=youtube;w20Zh7tVMuY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w20Zh7tVMuY[/video]

    Teagarden later joined Paul Whiteman, who did the chart as Itchola, with Frank Trumbauer's sax soli writing.
    [video=youtube;_Fm_kEwZ1qM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fm_kEwZ1qM[/video]
    The change of title was a good idea as the market for jazz numbers was still limited - PW's version came out as the -B side of a record by Jan Garber!

    [​IMG]
    Not available: Dave Rose's own version, with Louis Prima and the WGN band.
    That one had yet a third title: Jigsaw Rhythm!
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2012
  10. Carlos Gardel -- Adios Muchachos (1928)

    [video=youtube;IGI_1L7iQNA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGI_1L7iQNA[/video]

    Louis Armstrong -- I Get Ideas (1951)

    [video=youtube;HaXPRmhlVXA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaXPRmhlVXA[/video]
     
  11. Yeps

    Yeps Call Me a Cab

    I think this one is intentional. As far as I see, the MC is a coked out/dark and edgy version of Eddie Cantor.

    [video=youtube;I0zKqiClt1k]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0zKqiClt1k[/video]
    [video=youtube;tBB7hx5Lq40]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBB7hx5Lq40[/video]
     
  12. George Olsen and his Music -- Hello, Aloha! How Are You? (1926)

    [video=youtube;oEhJaEVgq6E]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEhJaEVgq6E[/video]

    Marek Weber und sein Orchester -- Liebling, Mein Herz Lässt Dich Grüssen (1930)

    [video=youtube;ViKqRnfsPCo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViKqRnfsPCo[/video]
     
  13. UFO Theme

    [video=youtube;5TQUdcYk82U]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TQUdcYk82U[/video]

    The Jazz Police

    [video=youtube;RB8vzBcoEcg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB8vzBcoEcg[/video]
     
  14. W-D Forties

    W-D Forties Practically Family

    UFO!!!!!!

    Probably the best title sequence - ever. I'm boogying away her at my computer.....
     
  15. From Sweden
    Arne Hülphers Orkester -- Det Var En Blick (1936)
    (There Was A Glance)

    [video=youtube;klGQhOVhrA4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klGQhOVhrA4[/video]

    Look Out For Mr. Stork (1941)
    featured in Walt Disney's Dumbo

    [video=youtube;VMafj-FdeQo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMafj-FdeQo[/video]
     
  16. Johnny Johnson and his Port Lodge Orchestra -- There's A Wah-Wah Girl In Agua Caliente (1930)

    [video=youtube;RxuEMxDXH6I]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxuEMxDXH6I[/video]

    Sentimental Gentleman From Georgia (1932)

    [video=youtube;QhJ8JOCPpss]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhJ8JOCPpss[/video]
     
  17. Fred Rich and his Orchestra -- Wishing And Waiting For Love (1929)

    [video=youtube;osBtQTS3HFw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osBtQTS3HFw[/video]

    Alan Selby and his Band -- Boop Boop-A-Doopa Doo Trot (1930)

    [video=youtube;AIzEEOnceBQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIzEEOnceBQ[/video]
     
  18. Chester Leighton and his Sophomores -- Wasting My Love On You (1930)

    [video=youtube;za-v41Su6CU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=za-v41Su6CU[/video]

    Rudy Vallee and his Connecticut Yankees -- Brother, Can You Spare A Dime? (1931)

    [video=youtube;llhRGUYMcfU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llhRGUYMcfU[/video]
     
  19. Trombone

    Trombone Familiar Face

  20. This one also sounds a bit like Irving Berlin's Mandy

    The Vocalion Band (Theo Mackeben) -- Broadway Stomp (1929)

    [video=youtube;zbLC8kbGeww]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbLC8kbGeww[/video]
     
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2012

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